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  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • News: Google+ causes stir with Suggested User list

    Google+ is trying to help users expand their Circles by offering them a new Suggested User list, but some some users are taking exception to what they're calling an elitist system.

  • News: If You Use It, Mobile Malware Will Come

    IT people who try to secure mobile devices in a big company face three big conceptual problems.

  • News: Microsoft flips 'kill switch' on all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.

  • News: Infor ERP software user fights 'absurd' demand for $400,000

    A customer of ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) vendor Infor has filed suit in hopes of warding off the company's demand for roughly US$400,000 in additional license fees, which it calls an "absurdity."

  • News: Monitor Wi-Fi with Lion's hidden tool

    Hints reader nathanator11 discovered that Lion includes a handy app that provides all sorts of diagnostic information surrounding your wireless network. Much of the information the software generates gets pretty technical, but even Wi-Fi novices may find some of the details that the utility aggregates useful.

  • News: Betfair counts on mobile growth

    Betfair has reported strong growth in its mobile business, despite a seven percent fall in core revenue.

  • News: Ransomware plays pirated Windows card, demands $143

    Cybercriminals are trying to trick Windows users into paying [euro]100 ($143) by claiming that they're running a counterfeit copy of the operating system, a security expert said today.

  • News: Lion compatibility is music to Sonos customers' ears

    Lion users who found that they could no longer stream music to their Sonos speakers after upgrading from Snow Leopard are in luck: As promised, the company has released an update to its Sonos Controller app that corrects the issue; choose Check for Updates from the Sonos menu to get the latest version.

  • News: NSA extends label-based security to big data stores

    The National Security Agency has submitted new label-based data store software, called Accumulo, to the Apache Software Foundation, in hopes that other parties will further develop the technology for use in secure systems.

  • News: Google puts Desktop app out to pasture

    Google is retiring Desktop, an application it launched in 2004 that is designed to let people search for files and data stored in their computers' hard drives.

  • News: Lidpop 1.0.2

    Most of the products I review in Mac Gems are designed, first and foremost, to be useful. But occasionally I come across something that's just plain fun...and if it ends up being a little bit useful, all the better. That's the case for today's Gem, Lidpop.

  • News: Defence 'market tests' Oracle providers

    Australia’s major Defence intelligence agencies will shortly move to a new direct-source relationship for their Oracle-based hardware, software and services.

  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • News: iPad Good Classroom Helper, But Not Textbook Replacement

    Apple’s iPad is increasingly being used in the classroom, but the sleek design and user friendly technology doesn’t necessarily translate into a better education. So, don’t ditch the textbooks just yet.

  • News: OpenText buys Operitel for learning software

    Open Text has purchased Operitel, maker of learning and portal software that is integrated with Microsoft SharePoint, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • News: Digital Anarchy releases 3D Invigorator Photoshop plug-in

    Digital Anarchy has released 3D Invigorator 5.0 for Adobe Photoshop, which brings easy-to-use native 3D modelling and rendering tools into Photoshop.

  • News: Six Big Windows 8 Features for Small Business

    With Microsoft's big BUILD conference right around the corner on September 12, people are buzzing about the Windows 8 news that's sure to come, and for the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has been parceling out information. So far, the features we’ve seen look colorful, fast, flashy, and flexible—but how much of a difference will they make for small business users?

  • News: Comodo hacker claims credit for DigiNotar attack

    The hacker responsible for a stunning attack on a Dutch company that issues security certificates for websites warned on Monday that he would "strike back again," after previously breaching another company earlier this year.



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